With spring break right around the corner, there isn’t a better time to get in shape with simple workouts.
Working out does not always have to be at a gym or workout facility. It could be as simple as working out in the comfort of your own home.
The weights coach at Lebanon High School, Jacob Turner, has recommend a couple of easy workouts that you could do at a gym or at home.
“There are a lot of easier ways to work out at home. Here are some simple work outs you can do,” said Turner.
- Push-ups 5 sets of 10: if you struggle with this, you can do girl pushups or put your hands on a chair.
- Air squats 5 sets of 12
- Lunges 5 sets of 8
- Sit ups 4 sets of 15: if your feet don’t stay still, you can put them under a couch.
- 4 sets of Planks 30 seconds each
- Running around your neighborhood or house”
While going to the gym to is one way to get in shape, there are plenty of other ways to get in shape. One way of getting in shape is yoga. According to a recent survey conducted by the Yoga Alliance and Yoga Journal, between 2012 and 2016 the number of Americans doing yoga rose from 20.4 million to 36 million.
There are a lot of benefits of participating in yoga. Yoga benefits both your mental and your physical health.
According to osteopathic.org, some of the physical benefits include:
- Increases flexibility
- Increases muscle strength and tone
- Improves respiration, energy, and vitality
- Maintaining a balanced metabolism
- Weight Reduction
- Protection from injury
Some of the mental benefits include:
- Mental clarity and calmness
- Increases body awareness
- Relaxes the mind
- Sharpens concentration
A yoga instructor at Indiana Yoga Studio, Maria Keesee, recommends yoga for many people.
“I recommend yoga for teens because it focuses and connects your mind and body. Body image is such a huge issue. Everyone is beautiful. You learn to embrace your imperfections and listen to your body while not comparing yourself to others,” said Keesee.
One of the main reasons Keesee recommends yoga is that it benefits all ages of people and provides benefits to your overall body.
“There are a lot of studies that back up the benefits of yoga. Yoga helps connect the mind and body. It also helps with injuries and anxiety,” said Keesee.
Although there are many ways you can get into shape, spring break is right around the corner. Wherever you work out at, whether that is the gym, weight room, at your house or the Yoga Studio, make sure you stretch, get a good sweat on and focus on your end goal: your spring break body.